3- Mobility and Education: Gaspesian youth often have to travel outside the region to pursue their education. The train is the best way for them to go to their educational institution, or to come back to see their family. In addition, many teachers and school officials travel by train to attend meetings or conventions outside the region.
4- Mobility and employment: The train is an essential tool for the economy of the region. People from all business sectors who have to go elsewhere for business find the train a comfortable and affordable way to get around. The mobility of people is a vital factor in regional development. Moreover, when the passenger train runs between Matapédia and Gaspé, it creates jobs in the train stations, on the train and in the maintenance of the railway. These jobs have been suspended since 2013.
In addition, since 2012, Gaspésie has seen 6,000 people choose to settle in the region. These newcomers, including young Gaspesians returning after their studies, are important for the future of the region. Considering that many of them are from elsewhere and that they will need to visit their family, they will have to travel. The passenger train offers them an ecological and safe way to travel.